MaxPerforma removal instructions
What is MaxPerforma?
MaxPerforma is a deceptive application that supposedly improves computer performance by deleting various junk files, optimizing Windows startup settings, and providing other similar features. These claims often trick users into believing that MaxPerforma is a legitimate application, however, this app often infiltrates systems without users' consent. Furthermore, it tracks users' Internet browsing activity and can also display fake errors. Therefore, MaxPerforma is categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP).
Following infiltration, MaxPerforma monitors users' Internet browsing by gathering various information such as IP addresses, Internet service provider (ISP), websites visited, pages viewed, search queries, cookies, browser/operating system types, and so on. This information might contain private details that AVSoftware Ltd (developers of MaxPerforma) share with third parties. These people misuse private data to generate revenue. Thus, the presence of an information-tracking app on your system could lead to serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Data tracking is common to adware-type applications that generate intrusive advertisements (for example, banners, pop-ups, interstitial, transitional, search, etc.) and often conceal underlying content of visited websites. Furthermore, some lead to infectious websites - clicking them can result in high-risk adware or malware infections. For these reasons, all data-tracking and ad-delivering advertisements should be removed immediately.
MaxPerforma shares many similarities with applications such as DiskPower, FixIt, Smart Driver Updater, and Goodgame Empire. Research shows that all potentially unwanted programs claim to enable a number of 'useful functions', however, these apps are designed only to generate revenue for the developers. Claims to provide these features are merely attempts to trick users to install. In fact, MaxPerforma, and other similar apps, are useless for regular users. Rather than providing any significant value, potentially unwanted programs collect personally identifiable information, display intrusive online advertisements, and cause unwanted browser redirects.
How did MaxPerforma install on my computer?
This PUP has an official download website, however, developers also distribute MaxPerforma using a deceptive software marketing method called "bundling", and thus many users install it inadvertently. Bundling is stealth installation of potentially unwanted programs with regular software. Developers conceal PUPs within the "Custom/Advanced" settings of the download or installation processes. Skipping this section often leads to inadvertent installation of rogue applications such as MaxPerforma.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Be aware that PUPs are often distributed using the bundling method. Therefore, the download and installation processes must be closely analyzed using the "Custom/Advanced" settings. Furthermore, all offers to download/install additional applications should be declined. The key to computer safety is caution.
A deceptive free software installers distributing MaxPerforma PUP:
Screenshot of MaxPerforma application:
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- What is MaxPerforma?
- STEP 1. Uninstall MaxPerforma application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove unwanted plugins from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove adware from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove unwanted extensions from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
MaxPerforma adware removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "MaxPerforma Optimizer", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes MaxPerforma ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove MaxPerforma adware from Internet browsers:
At time of research, MaxPerforma did not install its browser plug-ins on Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox, however, it was bundled with other adware. Therefore, you are advised to remove all potentially unwanted browser add-ons from your Internet browsers.
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently-installed suspicious browser extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the maxperforma potentially unwanted program, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the maxperforma potentially unwanted program, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove all recently-installed suspicious browser plug-ins.
Computer users who have problems with maxperforma potentially unwanted program removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the maxperforma potentially unwanted program, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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